The Boundaryless Career

The Boundaryless Career : A New Employment Principle for a New Organizational Era

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Including contributions from leading scholars at Harvard Business School, Yale, and MIT's Sloan School of Management, this book explores the ways that careers have changed for workers as their firms reorganize to meet global competition. As firms re-engineer, downsize, enter into strategic alliances with other firms, and find other ways to reduce costs, they frequently lay off workers. Job security has been replaced by insecurity and workers have been forced to take charge of their own career development in ways they have never done before. The contributors to the book analyse the implications for these workers, who now have "boundaryless careers". While many find the challenge rewarding as they find new opportunities for growth, others are finding it difficult to adapt to new jobs in new locations. The book looks at policy issues that can provide safety nets for those who are not able to find a place in the new world of boundaryless careers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 404 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 34mm | 821.02g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 019510014X
  • 9780195100143

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A fascinating, timely and formidably knowledgeable collection of original scholarly papers taking career studies into the coming century. The Boundaryless Career is something of a one-volume Encyclopedia on the changing nature of contemporary occupations and organizations. * John Van Maanen, Erwin Schell Professor of Organization Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology * ...an important source for those exploring career theory, network analysis, organizational learning, and industry evolution. * Administrative Science Quarterly * ...Arthur and Rousseau (and the contributing scholars) are to be appluaded. This is a volume that will serve as the basis for future research on the career changes we are currently experiencing. The Boundaryless Career is an important work that makes a crucial contribution to the literature on careers. * Personnel Psychology * ...an exciting, important contribution to career literature, presenting ideas from thirty-four authors...The editors have gathered impressive, well-informed, thoughtful authors, who present their ideas with clarity and vigor. * Human Resource Planning * A fascinating, timely and formidably knowledgeable collection of original scholarly papers taking career studies into the coming century. The Boundaryless Career is something of a one-volume Encyclopedia on the changing nature of contemporary occupations and organizations. * John Van Maanen, Erwin Schell Professor of Organization Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology *show more

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The Boundaryless Career provides a conceptual map of new career and employment forms to the prospective benefit of people making career choices, companies re-crafting human resource practices, schools and universities re-considering their roles, and policy-makers concerned with regional or national competitiveness. It will be essential reading for scholars in a range of social science disciplines spanning themes of economics, management, education, organizational behavior, and the psychology and sociology of work. It will also appeal broadly to free thinkers interested in the changing nature of careers and employment as both people and firms tackle the realities of increasingly open markets and global competition.show more